Assistant/Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Digital Electronics and VLSI Design. The successful candidate will join the Engineering Department's Electrical Engineering Division to develop and deliver teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Digital electronics underpins modern life, enabling consumer electronics, communication systems, image processing systems, industrial automation systems and automotive systems to name just a few examples. The ubiquity of digital electronics means that it is essential for engineering students to be educated in this field. VLSI design is a more specialist skill, but one which a significant proportion of students who are intending to become electronic engineers require.

We are seeking an individual to develop and deliver teaching material in digital electronics and VLSI design specifically. The ability to teach in other areas within the field of electrical and electronic engineering would be advantageous. It is anticipated that the majority of teaching will be at undergraduate level, although some teaching at postgraduate level is also expected, including the possibility of assisting with the development of a new course at Master's level. Applicants are be expected to have been educated to PhD level or have related equivalent experience. A strong technical knowledge in electronic engineering and specifically in digital electronics, VLSI design and hardware description languages is essential as well as a proven track record of teaching delivery and the design of teaching materials at undergraduate level. A high level of spoken and written communication skills is also expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for four years in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • a curriculum vitae (CV);

  • a statement which covers professional and teaching experience and describes your suitability for this post (no more than 1000 words in total); and

  • a cover letter.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 September 2023. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date in order to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a short lecture and attend a formal interview which is expected to take place in October 2023.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andrew Flewitt (

Please quote reference NM36991 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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